Prepared by Jennifer L. D’Appollonio, Assistant Scientist, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. Updated February 2018.
Scientific name: Erysimum cheiranthoides L.
Common name(s): wormseed mustard, wormseed wallflower, treacle-mustard
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-reaches 8″-40″ in height
-may be confused with E. inconspicuum; see left sidebar of Go Botany webpage
-meadows and fields
-native to Europe, Asia, and North Africa
-name refers to the seeds of this plant that were used as an antihelminthic, to treat intestinal worms.
Go Botany. “Erysimum Cheiranthoides L.” Erysimum Cheiranthoides (Wormseed Wallflower): Go Botany, 2021, gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/erysimum/cheiranthoides/.